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Combined action needed to tackle modern slavery, says Secretary-General

29 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has told the Wilberforce World Freedom Summit that it is likely that ways to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and the worst forms of child labour will be among global priorities to be considered when Commonwealth leaders meet next April.

'We need strategies to reduce global warming and regenerate communities'

27 September 2017

My aim is to create an integrated framework so that countries can develop evidence-based strategies to reduce global warming and regenerate their communities, while achieving economic growth at the same time.

Secretary-General shares concern for Vanuatu eruption

27 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today expressed solidarity and concern for the Government and people of Vanuatu following the Manaro volcano eruption on the island of Ambae, and assured them of her efforts to rally whatever support may be needed to respond to the emergency.

Climate change: ‘a moment to see what we can do’

26 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has urged all 52 member states to attend next month’s Commonwealth Law Ministers’ meeting so they can progress ways to combat climate change.

Commonwealth ministers commend Secretary-General on political leadership

23 September 2017

The Commonwealth Ministers Action Group (CMAG) has been meeting on the margins of the United Nations in New York.

Foreign affairs ministers praise Commonwealth reforms

22 September 2017

Commonwealth foreign ministers have commended Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and her team for reforms to the Secretariat.

Commonwealth strengthens links with UNCTAD

21 September 2017

The Commonwealth and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development have strengthened their links after signing a cooperation agreement.

Commonwealth youth – the ‘gems’ at the heart of CHOGM 2018

20 September 2017

Young people will be at the heart of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London next April. That’s according to the UK prime minister, Theresa May, as she launched the theme for CHOGM 2018, ‘Towards a Common Future’.

Hurricane Maria: ‘If not now then when? if not us then who?’

20 September 2017

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland urges international response to Caribbean hurricanes

Secretary-General calls for taskforce on natural disasters

19 September 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is convening a group of specialists from across the Commonwealth to examine how to “coordinate, create and shape a task force” to assist with mobilising international assistance

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